Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Your Daily Nazi: Wifi Edition

Mark Lemire is trying to figure out who visited the Neo-Nazi portal Stormfront on December 8, 2006 from IP address 70.48.181.203. As I have noted on several occasions, his theory is that CHRC operatives hacked the private wireless connection of an Ottawa resident living about 1,200 feet away though a block of downtown highrises and across a park, even though this is pretty much impossible without special gear.

Now Mark has provided a wireless scan from outside of the Ottawa's CHRC headquarters in Ottawa to bolster his case. It
...shows numerous unsecured wireless access points in range.

And so Mark asks:


But of course this is the wrong question. The right question is: why would anyone with so many unsecured hotspots in the immediate vicinity even attempt the Herculean task of hacking a private citizen's account 1/4 mile away? (And why, in any case, would they need to stay connected for a full 24 hours, as Stormfront records indicate?)
Honestly, I don't know what happened with 70.48.181.203, but since investigations of the 90sAREover posts indicate that Mark and his comb├╝dor X-berts have managed to trace this visitor to a Rogers regional proxy handing traffic from (and masking the real IPs of) perhaps 10,000s of PCs, I'm not going to bother. Just file it under Nazi dumbness.

1 comment:

Northern PoV said...

Funny how the media reported this w/o any of the skepticism you have rightfully pointed out ie they are reporting it as fact rather than conjecture.